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Airfix artist Roy Cross “Swift” covers on eBay

Four lovely covers for Swift, the younger readers stablemate to Eagle, are currently on offer on eBay (at eye-watering prices). Published in 1962, they’re all by artist Roy Cross who’s perhaps best known for his work illustrating Airfix Model box art. Roy was a regular box top artist for some ten years during the 1960sContinue reading Airfix artist Roy Cross “Swift” covers on eBay

Swift comic in the spotlight in new Eagle Times

The latest issue of Eagle Times (Volume 30 No 3) is out now, the latest release from the long-established Eagle Society dedicated to Eagle comic and its many creators and strips. This issue includes features on Eagle‘s companion paper Swift, science fiction films in the original Eagle‘s time, the changing front page of Eagle, aContinue reading Swift comic in the spotlight in new Eagle Times

John Canning SSI Strips 1980

Words From Beyond: Doctor Who Artist John Canning Part 2 – VNR Interview

Born in London in 1923, John Canning went to the Hornsey College Of Art in Haringey before becoming a military pilot during WWII. After the war he did commercial and advertising work before going freelance in 1948. As a comic strip artist however we can see his work in Swift, Girl, Express Weekly, Lady PenelopeContinue reading Words From Beyond: Doctor Who Artist John Canning Part 2 – VNR Interview

Words From Beyond: Doctor Who Artist John Canning Part 1 – Tardis Interview

Who is the most experienced Doctor Who comic strip artist alive today? Mike Collins, John Ridgway and John Ross are certainly contenders for the honour but in 1976 the answer was much more clear cut – it was TV Comic artist John Canning who had illustrated strips featuring all four of the television Doctors toContinue reading Words From Beyond: Doctor Who Artist John Canning Part 1 – Tardis Interview

The first issue of Boy's World

Eagle Daze: The Life and Times of Leonard James Matthews – Part Seven

Leonard Matthews, General Managing Editor of Fleetway and the Eagle Group of Comics, was a Creative Visionary… but that, Roger Perry argues in his extensive biography of the man which continues here on downthetubes, is only due to him having utilised the ideas of others. Here, Roger recalls trouble at the top for ‘The Management”, the debut of Boys’ World – andContinue reading Eagle Daze: The Life and Times of Leonard James Matthews – Part Seven